Summit Blue Canada, Inc. Hires Richard Crouch as a Principal in the Firm

    TORONTO, March 6 /CNW/ -- Summit Blue Consulting LLC and Summit Blue
Canada, Inc. (Summit Blue), a leading provider of utility and energy
consulting services, announced that Richard Crouch has joined Summit Blue
Canada as a Principal.  Mr. Crouch joins the current Canadian team of Senior
Consultant Gay Cook and President Richard Ronchka, adding twenty-five years of
experience in the utility and related industries.
    "Richard brings valuable industry experience and will play a leadership
role in developing and performing consulting assignments for the firm," said
Dr. Daniel Violette, co-founder of Summit Blue.
    Mr. Crouch has been involved in the management of numerous successful
demand-side management (DSM) programs.  He was responsible for a number of
innovative and market transforming industrial market programs.  He has a
proven background in operational successes in the electricity market prior to
and after deregulation and was previously COO of EnerConnect LLP, President of
EnerMajica Ontario Inc. and of WattsWorth Analysis Inc.  In the past, he held
leadership posts at Ontario Hydro, Hydro One, Enron Canada, and UBS Warburg
    Summit Blue Canada's expanding business includes a recently completed
social marketing project for Ontario Power Authority, an audit of Union Gas's
2005 DSM Evaluation Report, and a DSM Technical Potential and Plan for Nova
Scotia Power.  Summit Blue Canada also recently provided regulatory support
and testimony for Enbridge as part of a Natural Gas Generic DSM hearing and a
well received report on DSM Spending and Cost Effectiveness for the Canadian
Association of Members of Public Utility Tribunals (CAMPUT).  In addition,
Canadian staff has consulted on U.S. projects such as the assessment of New
Jersey's energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, technical potential
and benchmarking studies, market research, and long-term monitoring and
tracking of several initiatives of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance

    For more information about Summit Blue Consulting LLC, please contact
Melissa McGuire at 720-564-1130 or contact Gay Cook at 416-604-9393 for
information about Summit Blue Canada, Inc.  Visit our website at

    Founded in 2000, Summit Blue Consulting LLC is headquartered in Boulder,
Colorado and provides professional consulting services to utilities, energy
companies and regulatory bodies across North America and Internationally.
Practice areas include demand-side and supply-side planning; resource
assessment and valuation; energy-efficiency program design, implementation,
and evaluation; load management and demand response; and regulatory and
litigation.  Summit Blue Canada was established in 2003 to provide similar
services to Canadian clients.

For further information:

For further information: Melissa McGuire of Summit Blue Consulting LLC,
+1-720-564-1130; or Gay Cook of Summit Blue Canada, Inc., +1-416-604-9393 Web

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